BHCS Charter Chatter

January 2022

BHCS Open Enrollment

This is a reminder that the BHCS 2022/2023 Open Enrollment Period will begin Tuesday, January 4. Guided tours of the school will be available on Friday, January 14 and Thursday, February 24 from 8:30am to 4:00pm. Additional information about Open Enrollment can be found on the school website (use the "Enrollment" tab) and in the December Issue of Charter Chatter.

National School Choice Week 2022

The week of January 23 - 29, 2022, is National School Choice Week (NSCW). NSCW is a nationwide effort that raises awareness of the importance of opportunity in K-12 education. Families often use this week to search for schools for their children. Schools—like ours—use this week to celebrate what makes them unique.

National School Choice Week is also a reminder of how fortunate we are to have such a supportive community with wonderful students, parents, teachers, and staff.

I want to thank the parents who have chosen Bethel Hill Charter School for their children. Your choice and involvement in your child’s education are instrumental to our school’s continued success. I also want to thank all of our teachers, paraprofessionals, and staff for their continued commitment to our students and to the success of Bethel Hill Charter School. Most importantly, I want to recognize and thank our incredible students, who strive for educational success each and every day. Your hard work and dedication help inspire each of us every day.

Sincerely,
Jessica Poole

Don't Miss Out... Purchase A Yearbook Now!!!

It is time for our annual yearbook sale to begin. Don't wait to reserve a copy of the Bethel Hill Charter School Yearbook for your child. Yearbooks are currently on sale for just $18.00 or choose to have your child's name added to the front of their yearbook for just $23.00.


There are two purchasing options to choose from:

  1. Buy online with your credit card at www.strawbridge.net by entering Yearbook ID Code YB104483 and following the online ordering instructions. You can also access this link on our webpage.
  2. If you would like to pay with cash or check, simply return a completed yearbook order form along with your payment to your child's teacher. Checks are to be made payable to Strawbridge. If paying with cash, please send exact change. Envelopes are processed by Strawbridge and change cannot be returned. Order forms will be sent home with each student. Additional order forms are available from your child's teacher or can be picked up in the front office.


Extra copies may not be available for purchase at the end of the school year - so reserve your child's yearbook today!


DEADLINE FOR YEARBOOK ORDERS: Friday, February 11, 2022.

After this date yearbooks will be $20.00 and personalized orders will NOT be accepted.


Please feel free to contact Stephanie Cook if you have questions.

336-599-2823 x225 or stephanie.cook@bethelhill.net

Student Council Pajama Day

Pajamas at school... too cool!!!

And you're in luck, it will only cost one buck!!!

Student Council is sponsoring a “pajama day” on Thursday, January 13. Students who come to school in pajamas are asked to bring $1 to support the Student Council Spring Beautification Project.

Spelling Bee

We are excited to announce that the upcoming school Spelling Bee will be held January 6, 2022 at 9:00am! We will return to the normal format of an oral spelling bee. Participants will be given words to spell orally, no written spelling. We will follow Scripps National Spelling Bee guidelines. Students in grades 3-5 participated in classroom spelling bees during the week of December 6. Two students from each classroom bee will advance to the school bee on January 6. Alternates are invited to attend the school bee as well. They are asked to participate if one of the two winners from their classroom are not able to participate on January 6. At the school bee, face coverings will be mandatory and spectators will be limited to school students, staff and guests of participants.

Please join us in congratulating the following students. They are our 2022 School Spelling Bee Participants and Alternates. We are very proud of them!

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Middle of the Year Testing

Mid-Year Assessments for students in Grades K-3 are scheduled to begin January 19, 2022. Mid-Year Assessments include Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Reading and Math for grades K-2 and Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Reading only for Grade 3. Specific assessment dates for each subject can be found below.


Students in Grades 3-5 will complete Mid-Year Assessments, also known as NC Check-Ins, on February 8-10. NC Check-Ins include math for Grade 3, reading and math for Grade 4, and reading, math and science for Grade 5. Mid-Year Assessments are used by teachers to guide instruction for students. Please be sure your child gets a good night’s rest and has a balanced breakfast the morning of assessments.


Wednesday January 19 - Kindergarten MAP Reading Fluency Assessment

Thursday January 20 - 1st Grade MAP Reading Fluency Assessment

Friday January 21 - 2nd Grade MAP Reading Fluency Assessment


Tuesday January 25 - Grades K-3 MAP Growth Reading Assessment


Wednesday January 26 - Grades K-2 MAP Growth Math Assessment and Grade 3 MAP Reading Fluency Assessment


If you have questions or concerns about the upcoming Middle of the Year assessments, please contact your child’s classroom teacher or Kristy Horner at 336- 599-2823, ext. 227 or at kristyhorner@bethelhill.net.

BBQ Meeting Reminder & Date Change

We would like to start planning for the Annual BHCS BBQ event and will be meeting on Thursday, January 20 at 6:30pm in the cafeteria. Anyone interested in helping is invited to attend. We look forward to seeing you there!

BHCS Board of Directors

The BHCS Board consists of nine total positions. Each year, three positions come up for election for a three-year term. These positions are open to the public, including parents and non-parents of BHCS. All applicants are welcome. If you are interested in serving on the BHCS Board, please contact:


Kristy Horner - Kristy.Horner@bethelhill.net

OR

Suzanne Beshears – Suzanne.Beshears@bethelhill.net


Applications for upcoming elections are due no later than Monday, February 28. Applications can be found under the Board of Directors tab on the school website (www.bethelhill.net) and should be emailed to:

bethelhillcharterschool@gmail.com


OR mailed to:


Bethel Hill Charter School

Attention: BOD Application

401 Bethel Hill School Road

Roxboro, NC 27574

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